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Fashion plate

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    1816 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    hand-coloured engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the House of Worth

  • Museum number:

    E.22396:80-1957

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 96, shelf D, box 14

Physical description

Hand-coloured fashion engraving showing male and female dress. Woman in white muslin dress with ruffled and puffed hem, white ruff and bonnet trimmed with pink flowers, with a black spencer jacket, and man in top-boots, white pantaloons and black tail coat and top-hat.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

1816 (published)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

hand-coloured engraving

Object history note

This print is part of a very large collection of reference material including fashion plates, engravings, original drawings and illustrations that were collected by the fashion design house of Paquin at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. Many bear the stamp of Paquin's archivist at the time. They were acquired by the V&A in 1957 when, following the closure of the combined houses of Paquin and Worth, the Worth/Paquin archives and design books were donated to the Museum.

Descriptive line

Male and female day dress. Hand-coloured fashion plate from Costumes Parisiens. Paris, 1816

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1957-1958 London: HMSO, 1964

Materials

Printing ink; Watercolour

Techniques

Engraving; Hand-colouring

Categories

Fashion; Prints; Women's clothes; Hats & headwear; Men's clothes; Day wear; Fashion plates; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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